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Woman narrates soccer games for her blind son; win FIFA prize

In 2018, a TV report told the story of Sílvia Grecco, who narrates soccer games for her son Nickollas, who suffers from blindness and autism. She brings her son to all the games of his favourite team, Palmeiras, in the city of São Paulo in Brazil, and describes the game for him, step by step, kick by kick. Their story went viral.

On the website of the International Football Federation (FIFA), Sílvia described what she does: “I go into details about the atmosphere, and the characteristics of each player. Narrating the goals is, beyond a doubt, the most exciting part.”

After his story came to light, Nickollas became the darling of the Palmeiras’ fanbase, and was able to meet the players of his favourite team.

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